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The Training of the Zen Buddhist Monk Hardcover – Sep 1 2010


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  • Hardcover: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Cosimo Classics (Sept. 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616403918
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616403911
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.4 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,211,853 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The training of the Zen monk takes place at the Semmon Dojo which is the "seat of perfect wisdom" (bodhimanda) specifically built for the purpose. Read the first page
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Good Look Into The Monastic Lifestyle Aug. 28 2013
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If you ever wanted to know what it's like to be selected to attend a Zen Buddhist monastery, this is probably the first, and perhaps only, book you'll want to read. It basically follows the process.

I wanted to know what's involved in living this lifestyle. After reading the book, I'm not so sure I would be cut out for it.

It's a tough, isolated, and demanding life suited for for one out of a million who are truly interested in the path to enlightenment as a monk. Very well written and thorough account of the selection and training of a Zen monk.

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